Built on mining and agricultural beginnings from the mid 19th century Latrobe was once a bustling port on the banks of the Mersey River. The former port is now the scenic picnic parkland Bells Parade, a number of heritage listed buildings line our main street (Gilbert Street), while our colourful past on display at the Courthouse Museum.

The Australian Axemans Hall of Fame recognises Latrobe's pioneering role in competitive wood chopping, with the first wood chop competition in the world staged in Latrobe in 1891 in addition, the annual Latrobe Boxing Day Carnival - which features athletics, wood chopping and the richest wheel race in Australia - is the longest running carnival of its kind in the world.

Latrobe's hospitality is always on show. The locals of Latrobe know several good spots where platypus can be seen in their natural environment. Other attractions include the numerous antique and collectibles stores and diverse craft and gift shops. There are fine restaurants, street-side cafes and bakeries and even a genuine Belgian chocolate factory. Each Sunday a bustling country market draws crowds from far and wide.


Latrobe features accommodation ranging from Caravan Parks to Resorts to Farm Stays. For a detailed list of the accommodation availble take a look at the below link.



Latrobe is easily accessible from Devonport including the Spirit of Tasmania Terminal and Devonport Airport in less than 15 minutes.

Launceston Airport is an easy 1 hour drive along the Bass Highway.

Merseylink bus from Sheffield/Railton to Latrobe

Merseylink bus from Devonport to Latrobe

Metro Tas bus from Burnie/Ulverstone to Latrobe

All other connections available with Tas Redline

Port Sorell

With sweeping beaches and sheltered inlets, this is a seaside holiday haven. Located on Tasmania's mild and sunny northern coast,

Port Sorell or its neighbouring villages of Shearwater, Hawley Beach and Squeaking Point all make for ideal holiday or day trip destinations. The Devonport Airport, Spirit of Tasmania terminal and Devonport City centre are only a 15-minute drive away.

The area offers foreshore and bush reserves, walking and cycling tracks, golf courses and tennis courts. Swimming, fishing, sailing and other water-based activities are very popular pastimes for visitors and locals alike in the Port Sorell area.


Port Sorrell, Hawley Beach and Shearwater boast beachfront accommodation ranging from holiday parks suitable for large groups to boutique apartments. More information can be found below.



Public Transport from Port Sorell to Latrobe